Mine Safety and Health Administration http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Contractor Dies At North Antelope Rochelle Mine http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/contractor-dies-north-antelope-rochelle-mine <p>A contractor died at Peabody Coal's North Antelope Rochelle Mine in the Powder River Basin early Wednesday morning.</p><p>The contractor, whose name hasn't been released, died inside a hydraulic scoria crusher around 6 a.m., according to Amy Louviere, a spokeswoman for the Mine Safety and Health Administration.</p><p>“The crusher apparently started up and it ultimately crushed the miner,” Loviere said. “That victim was airlifted to a nearby medical facility and he is deceased.”</p><p>Louviere says local MSHA officials are on the scene and will be conducting a thorough investigation.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 23:16:59 +0000 Aaron Schrank 59349 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Contractor Dies At North Antelope Rochelle Mine Regulators Fault Arch Coal For Miner's Death http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/regulators-fault-arch-coal-miners-death <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The Mine Safety and Health Administration says that Arch Coal <a href="http://www.msha.gov/FATALS/2013/FTL13c13.asp#.U1ljAvldU8M">could have prevented</a> the August 2013 death of a miner at its Black Thunder facility near Wright.</span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:57:35 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 57547 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Regulators Fault Arch Coal For Miner's Death Wyoming’s Little Talked About Pollution Source: Trona Mines http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-s-little-talked-about-pollution-source-trona-mines-0 <p>Wyoming’s biggest export is soda ash, which comes from trona mines in Sweetwater County. Last year, the trona industry produced 17 million tons of soda ash for which the state received nearly $90 million in various taxes and royalties. But as Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov report, the industry has a dirty side, too.&nbsp;</p><p>IRINA ZHOROV: Wyoming is used to superlatives. The biggest coal bed, the largest mine, the most wind! Here’s another:</p><p>[VIDEO PLAYING: The silver retreats of Wyoming, USA is home to the largest reserve of trona. ]</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:07:44 +0000 Irina Zhorov 52772 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming’s Little Talked About Pollution Source: Trona Mines